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I was listening to an old favorite, the song The Only Child by Jackson Browne. As a teenager in college I proudly wore a badge with his name, drawn with a blue pen, selfmade as a gift by a gorgeous … Continue reading
I took the pictures AFTER the event. I was in my room – this is a few years ago – sitting at my desk, talking on the phone. My son, who was about 11 years old at the time and … Continue reading
A spread from the vtwonen Color Book I did, when I was the art director of vtwonen magazine, the Dutch interior design magazine. The image on the right is by me. It caused me to leave my job in the … Continue reading
I stumbled upon the music of Claude Debussy, Classical Music for Reading, Studying and Relaxation, and this is just one image from the slideshow of artworks to support the music. The girl caught my eye. Who is she? I wondered. … Continue reading
Tonight our king King Willem Alexander, spoke to the nation on the occasion of our Nationale Remembrance Day. It was an unusual speech, personal almost, confessing of his discomfort with his grandmother’s way of communicating with her people during the … Continue reading
Staying in, I rearranged my shelf with inspirational stuff. This was before: The Shelf
There’s a stretch of land between the dyke along the IJmeer east of Amsterdam and Vattenfall’s energy plant, where I like to cycle, on my way to the ancient village of Muiden. The other day I went out early and … Continue reading